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Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Keep the cargo moving.

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Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1. Want more effective and efficient resolution of cargo claims? The first thing to know is that when freight is damaged or lost in transit, the initial burden is on the claimant to file a cargo claim with the carrier.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Research from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement shows that organizations without formal SRM programs report 121 percent longer supplier lead times. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport.

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The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains. First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Here are some excerpts from the report: U.S. trillion in cargo annually. According to a report by Europol : Using hackers, the criminals took control of the computers of two container terminals and of a harbor company.

Aboard a Cargo Colossus

SCM Research

New York Times reports : “As companies look for more efficient ways to move freight from factories in China to consumers in Europe, the Mary is among the newest giants, known as the Triple-E’s.

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How to Ensure Cargo Security

PLS Logistics

If you are lucky enough to avoid cargo theft issues in your transportation activities, you should still be prepared to face it. Cargo theft is one of the 5 main causes of freight claims, as research shows. Shippers Shipping Claims

Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson and other Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) participated to ensure that customers’ voices are heard. Due to the heavy influx of cargo and issues downstream, the containers continue to be stacked making it difficult for the terminals to release the older containers.

Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts


Celebrating the anniversary of this first flight, we’re taking a look at nine most amazing things you should know about air cargo. 1 First air cargo flight: 1910. 2 Craziest air cargo market entry: DHL Express. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225.

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Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector


The National 12th Five-Year Plan specifically calls for strategies and tactics to enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international financial, trading and shipping centre; and also for Hong Kong to develop into a high-value goods inventory management and regional distribution centre (RDC).

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6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

All freight crossing the border can undergo cargo examinations. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. And depending on where you’re shipping, the PST may be blended into the Harmonized Sales Tariff (HST).**. Did you know that the U.S.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Meanwhile, the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gives roads a D grade — with other transportation infrastructure not doing much better (bridges earned a C+, ports a C, inland waterways a D-, and rail a C+).

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Police warning after drug.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Wednesday, 12 February 2014. Cargo monitoring could not only be used to prevent trafficking drugs - but also to prevent smuggling huge amount of money in containers from one country to another. **. Reporter, Today programme. Prosecutors say a Dutch-based trafficking group hid cocaine and heroin among legitimate cargoes, including timber and bananas shipped in containers from South America. ▼ 2014. (13).

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Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

For example, the pharmaceutical industry, which has several products requiring a temperature controlled environment, presents a large opportunity for growth in air freight given that generic products are routinely produced in developing economies such as India and South America and shipped worldwide.

Ship it Good: What Do Maersk’s New Ships Mean for Water Transportation?


Shipping giant Maersk posted healthy profits this quarter despite declining freight rates. Maersk must find a way to mitigate recent issues with low shipping rates, overcapacity, and delays. But ships have proven to be inefficient, especially due to recent port strikes and bottlenecks.

Large Shipping Losses Have Declined 38% over Past 10 Years

Material Handling & Logistics

There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017, down 4% year-on-year -- the second lowest in 10 years after 2014. There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017, down 4% year-on-year (98) -- the second lowest in 10 years after 2014.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. As reported by The Guardian : The items included lithium-ion batteries and flammable aerosols, which were flown in and out of the UK between January 2014 and June 2015.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read


All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate by Rose George ( Link ). 2014). 2014).

Let the Holiday Shopping Madness Begin!


Material Handling & Logistics reports frantic shoppers should have no difficulty elbowing their way through the crowds and getting their hands on perfect presents for everyone on their list. However, finding enough happy little elves to pack and ship all those gifts may prove a tall order.

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

The National Weather Service advises people to stay indoors, but if you must go out, " avoid taking deep breaths and minimize talking," according to a report in USA Today. Cargo can also be damaged by the cold. Reefers protect freezable cargo. CNN reports that " 75% of the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (February 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Associates Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Performance. Ryder Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Results and Provides 2015 Forecast. Reports 2014 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results.

This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

CSX customers demand end to shipping bottlenecks as CEO apologizes (Reuters). Here’s some data reported by DAT Solutions this week: The DAT North American Freight Index achieved record highs in September, with a 9 percent gain compared to August.

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COP21 – Freight and Climate Change


COP21, the Paris Climate change conference taking place this week got us thinking what the carbon cost was for shipping the TV. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)


Reports and Business Intelligence Reports are one of the simplest means to comprehend and convey important information. Therefore, when choosing a TMS, it should provide classic reporting tools like charts and dashboards along with specialized maps to visualize patterns of shipping.

Doing Business in the United States


Shipping. has 5,054 airports, most of which have paved runways long enough to handle large jets and cargo planes. Cargo transportation in the U.S. has nine container ports, 11 cargo ports and 11 liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. in 2014.

This Week in Logistics News (January 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In technology news, INTTRA announced a partnership with JDA Software, which will give JDA customers access to INTTRA’s full suite of ocean shipping software, data and services. The company’s overall share of container volume has grown from 22% in 2014 to 24% in recent months.

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World Port Community Sets Priorities

Material Handling & Logistics

Optimizing ports calls through better use of data, standardization of procedures and digitalization will also create a win-win situation for shipping and ports.". It is in the mutual interests of shipping and ports to cooperate more closely,” said ICS Secretary general Guy Platten.

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5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have


A Transportation Management System also helps in effective management of shipping units, transportation mode selection, freight bill auditing, outbound and inbound shipment scheduling, payment and processing of loss and damage claims etc. 2014).

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It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without Logistics

Enterra Insights

Francisco Ricaurte, UPS’s country manager for the Andean Countries, reports, “The National Retail Federation (NRF) anticipates that Americans will spend $2 billion on flowers this Valentine’s Day, which would account for 35 percent of the holiday’s spending. ”[2] All the sparkling wine Fronetics analysts report being purchased for the holiday seems to have been overlooked by the NRF. ” But when it comes to candy, Loria reports chocolate is king.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Descartes Reports Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. While the containers themselves can be loaded on a ship in a matter of minutes, a container can be held up in port for days because a piece of paper goes missing, while the goods inside spoil.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel (Fox News). Reports 2015 First-Quarter Results.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016


above December 2014. Source: Cass Information Systems | (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels.

Manufacturing and Logistics: Manufacturers Look towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive


A traditional viewpoint of manufacturers reveals many flaws in the efficiencies of standard shipping, transportation, and other logistics processes. You also are reducing risk for the manufacturer, because the 3PL will even cover the cargo insurance for shipments.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports


While the labor strikes are over, fears of continued unrest are leading some shipping companies to avoid West Coast ports. percent decline in container volumes from 2014 , while Long Beach reported its best month ever during the same time. percent increase in total volumes for the two Southern California ports combined—not the surge in profits expected from the peak shipping season.

The Future of IoT in Manufacturing

BluJay Solutions

IoT to Protect Against Cargo Theft. Stolen cargo remains to be an issue in the United States. FreightWatch reported that although it declined by 12 percent in 2014 the average loss value per incident rose 36 percent, with attacks on valuables driving this increase.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Mobile apps: Pulling these reports several times a day can be tedious and leads to performance not being monitored in real-time. Mobile apps can generate reports and monitor performance metrics. dba Cabrella Shipping Insurance Intelligence.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

Air: In 2016, a new air transport agreement was implemented between the US and Mexico allowing for increased market access for passenger and cargo airlines between the two nations. began shipping cargo to select international destinations.